God is Just
Ezekiel 18:2527
Central Theme: God is just, not like people.

Introduction–Show the a picture or a replica of the White House and the Congressional building. Talk about the three parts of our government. Each part of the government checks up on the other one; and they each have a only a part of the power. They balance each other out. That is because mankind is very wicked. Sometimes we are so evil that we think that even God is wicked.

I. Have a member read Ezekiel 18:25-27.
A. Tell about Ezekiel and how the people were being punished; yet they were still being evil and bad.
B. God said that they were so wicked that they even thought that God was evil.
C. Before my children became parents, they thought their dad and I were really mean and hateful.
1. Now they think we were really soft of them.
2. They are going to be tougher on their children.

II. We cannot understand God and sometimes we think that God is mean.
A. Richard Stimson says that we all see reality from our own perspective.
B. That means that we understand what is happening from the way we see it.

III. We must learn to trust God and believe that his way is right no matter that happens.
A. One day I lost your pocketbook and I wanted to blame God.  But I knew that was wrong and I told God that I knew I was the one to blame.  I asked that God would help me to find it.  I got home from looking for my pocketbook and I got a phone call from the police.  They had found it and not one penny or credit card was missing.
1. I learned to not blame God for my mistakes.
2. God is not responsible for my goofing up.

Conclusion–Because we are people who do not really understand what is right. We need godly people to help us understand.